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Rupee Sinks A Huge 41 Paise At 64.61 To The Dollar; Lowest Since Sept 2013


The rupee fell sharply in trade as the devaluation of the Chinese Yuan by authorities left currency markets across the globe very volatile.

The rupee was last trading at 64.61, a drop of 41 paise over Tuesday's level and a rate not seen since Sept 2013.

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 Rupee Sinks A Huge 41 Paise At 64.61 To The Dollar; Lowest Since Sept 2013
The Reserve Bank of India may let the currency depreciate, so as to make Indian exports competitive, given the fact that the Chinese devaluation itself may hurt Indian exporters. An intervention by the RBI in the currency market may thus be ruled out.

On Tuesday in a surprising move China devalued the Yuan, a move that could make its products more competitive across the globe. This may result in a fresh currency war and it could dampen domestic industries across a whole lot of nations including India.

Already, the Indian steel industry has said that the move by China could hurt the Indian domestic industry as it could make Chinese imports cheaper.

Stock markets across the globe were rattled by the Chinese depreciation of the Yuan and were trading sharply lower.

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Story first published: Wednesday, August 12, 2015, 9:13 [IST]
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